8' telescoping flagpole needed

Discussion in 'Flag Poles' started by cdestuck, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. cdestuck

    cdestuck New Member

    I'm a member of Patriot Guard and need a telescoping pole for when we form a flagline. What I need is a 8' telescoping pole that will colapse to apprx 20 inches. Ran into a guy that has one, so I know there out there, but he couldny remember the site which he ordered it from. Anyone here have info on where I can locate one? thanks
     
  2. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

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    "When In Doubt, GOOGLE It Out" :D

    Enter these two separate search terms (or variants) at the same time :

    "Telescoping Flagpole" +8'

    That should return about 8,940 entries, including a familiar looking one on the Harley-Davidson Forums (The Read Between The Rides) website.

    You'll find some 8-footers for sale and some 8'8" ones too. I don't know if there are any that collapse down to 20" or so. Down to 40", yes, but 20" I don't know.,


    Good Luck ! :D


    Robin Hickman
    Eugene, Oregon, USA
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  3. cdestuck

    cdestuck New Member

    Been googling like a wild man the last few days. Every which way I can think if. Have found one or two 8 footers but they were the ones that are 40" when closed. gotta be out there someplace!!
     
  4. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

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    NOT exactly an "8-footer", but at least it's something.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Sea-Sense-50071027-FLAG-POLE-W-AMERICAN-FLAG-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem2eb18788c1QQitemZ200546945217QQptZBoatQ5fPartsQ5fAccessoriesQ5fGear


    Sea Sense -50071027 FLAG POLE W/AMERICAN FLAG

    DESCRIPTION : "Universal Flag Pole fits into stern light base! Extends from 26'' to 48''. USA Flag 12'' x 18'' with grommets."


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    I wonder if he ever found what he was looking for ???


    Oh, well..... :cool:


    Robin Hickman
    Eugene, Oregon, USA
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  5. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

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    American Flags Express has a collaspible flagpole that extends from 17.5" to 78" (6.5'). see item #320032.

    http://www.americanflagsexpress.com/poles/pole_04.htm

    While it might NOT be 8' long when fully extended, it IS less than a foot-and-a-half (<18") when collapsed and will fit into most motorcycle saddlebags.

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    I wonder if CDEstuck EVER came back or found what he was looking for ???


    Robin Hickman
    Eugene, Oregon, USA
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  6. cdestuck

    cdestuck New Member

    Oh yes I do check in. But I need one that is 8' in length like asked for above. I do have a 6 1/2 footer. But when we do a "flagline" with the Patriot Guard, we try to keep the heigth of the flags about 8'. As these viewings and funerals can last for several hours, I was looking for a pole tht I can rest on the ground and not have to hold it up in the air for this long time period. Thanks for the reply...still looking!!! :)
     
  7. NAVA1974

    NAVA1974 Active Member

    Why don't you take that 6 1/2 foot pole, which I presume is a hollow tube, and insert a 2-foot long wood dowel in the bottom to a distance of 6 inches? That will expose 1 1/2 foot of the dowel resulting in a final heigth of 8 feet for your pole.

    If the bottom of your current pole is closed/sealed, saw the end off with a hacksaw and proceed as above.

    Nick
     
  8. cdestuck

    cdestuck New Member

    Thanks for the imput but I got a jury rigged 8 footer right now and not wanting to get into another. I know these 8' are made as I did see one on one of our missions. Too bad but the guy just couldnt remember the name of the site it came from.
     
  9. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

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    HERE IS THE TELESCOPING FLAGPOLE CDESTUCK WAS LOOKING FOR !!!

    Flagpole To Go - Telescopic Flagpoles and More!

    It's manufactured by JTD Enterprises. The 8'8" "Hide-a-Pole" collapses down to about 20", or so. It is NOT designed to go over 25 MPH.

    Flagpole To Go Hide A Pole


    2 1/2 years late, but I FINALLY FOUND IT !!!


    Robin Hickman
    (Your Friendly Neighborhood Flag Man)
    Eugene, Oregon, USA.
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